Local Lance Armstrong Fan Left Disappointed With Doping Admission
According to the World Anti-Doping Agency, if Lance Armstrong wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports, he needs to make "a full confession under oath."
Armstrong admitted during an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had used performance-enhancing drugs to help him win seven Tour de France titles.
According to an attorney who's familiar with Armstrong's legal problems, the Justice Department is highly likely to join a whistleblower lawsuit filed against him by former teammate Floyd Landis. The suit could result in Armstrong paying a substantial amount of money to the U.S. government.
In central Ohio, a Reynoldsburg businessman is now a ‘former’ Armstrong fan.
Les Somogyi coached girls tennis at the local high school, and inspired them to do their best and never give up, based on Armstrong's example.
His team was one of the first to wear the biker's yellow LiveStrong bracelets.
He said Armstrong's fight against cancer inspired him to win his own cancer battle, but two weeks ago he took the bracelet off for first time in a decade.
"I kept looking at it, and I could not bear wearing it. I'm so disappointed right now that I built up somebody who was not really there,” said Somogyi.
He still coaches tennis, but won't use Armstrong as a good example any more.
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